As the calendar flips to a new year, it’s also the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century.
It might be difficult for the NHRA to top the drama from its final day of last season with all four pro champions crowned, a top-end fight, qualifying-order manipulation, bribery and all sorts of rumors and controversy.
With 2019 history and a new year looming large in the windscreen, it feels like there are big changes coming.
The 79th running of the oldest midget racing classic in America, the Turkey Night Grand Prix, ran for the fourth consecutive year over the Thanksgiving holiday at the scenic fifth-mile clay Ventura Raceway, just across the street from the Pacific Ocean.
Of all the characters who have colored the racing landscape over the past half-century, none were as complex and unique as Randy Sweet.
There is almost no offseason in motorsports these days.
While visiting family and friends during the holidays, one of those friends — knowing my long tenure in the motorsports industry — asked, “Who is the best NASCAR driver.”
Here he came, easing through the restaurant door because easing is the best he can do, heading toward a wicker chair that for a healthy man would have been five paces away.
There is little doubt that Jordan Grabouski won more races in 2019 than anyone else.
Every racer on the planet owes Bill Simpson. Most know they do, but some of the younger racers might not know what the safety pioneer did for them.
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